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The psychological assessment of clerics

Jack, Alexander; Wilcox, Daniel T.


Alexander Jack

Daniel T. Wilcox


The psychological assessment of novice and experienced clerics is an important component of ordination, suitability, and risk evaluation to ensure that representatives of religious organizations are equipped, motivated, and safe for a life commitment to a faith vocation. It is the authors’ opinion that such assessments should be conducted by skilled psychologists with expertise that covers occupational, clinical, and forensic domains. Further, the authors emphasize the importance of an objective and secular assessment to better inform the church.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 28, 2018
Journal Pastoral Psychology
Print ISSN 0031-2789
Electronic ISSN 1573-6679
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 67
Issue 1
Pages 55-64
APA6 Citation Jack, A., & Wilcox, D. T. (2018). The psychological assessment of clerics. Pastoral Psychology, 67(1), (55-64). doi:10.1007/s11089-017-0784-y. ISSN 0031-2789
Keywords Psychological assessment, Religious organizations, Secular, Suitability, Risk
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